Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Immigration & Refugees 


The global migration crisis is a tremendous concern for Global Ministries. Every day, thousands of people leave and flee their homes in search of a better life for their families. Global Ministries is committed to providing support for refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers from all over the globe with our partners Church World Service and National Justice for Our Neighbors, along with our collaboration with other international humanitarian agencies.

Four Principles Guiding Our Work and How You Can Help:

The United Methodist Committee on Relief and the General Board of Global Ministries are addressing the global refugee and migration contexts guided by four principles:

• Acknowledging the right to stay and flourish in one's country of origin;
• Allowing safe passage for those with no viable alternative but to leave;
• Welcoming and belonging -- a process wherein migrants, refugees, and receiving communities work together to meet the needs of new arrivals;
• Supporting those who return and helping them reintegrate with dignity into their home countries after deportation.

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Partnership Resources 

Church World Service (CWS)

National Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON)

UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Global Ministries Resources 

Global Migration and Quest for Justice

Resource page from the Summer 2017 New World Outlook magazine